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 West Valley College

West Valley College - Saratoga, CA

14000 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga, California 95070-5698

General information:(408)867-2200
Awards offered:Award of less than 1 academic year
Associate's degree
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years
Campus setting:Suburb: Large
Campus housing:No
Student population:10,952( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:26 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Distance learning opportunities
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Suburban-serving Multicampus
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $700 $700 $936 -25%
Out-of-state $5,476 $5,476 $4,848 13%
Books and supplies $2,388 $2,388 $2,406 -1%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $11,160 $11,160 $10,863 3%
Other $3,996 $3,996 $4,059 -2%
Off Campus with Family
Other $4,140 $4,140 $4,185 -1%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $3,088 $3,088 $3,342 0%
Off Campus $18,244 $18,244 $18,264 0%
Off Campus with Family $7,228 $7,228 $7,527 0%
On Campus $7,864 $7,864 $7,254 0%
Off Campus $23,020 $23,020 $22,176 5%
Off Campus with Family $12,004 $12,004 $11,439 9%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $864
In-state fees $72
Out-of-state tuition $4,776
Out-of-state fees $72
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 323 36% --
Grant or scholarship aid 321 36% $1,260,254 $3,926
Federal grants 222 25% $977,475 $4,403
Pell grants 222 25% $943,474 $4,250
Other federal grants 59 7% $34,001 $576
State/local government grant or scholarships 309 34% $265,404 $859
Institutional grants or scholarships 19 2% $17,375 $914
Student loan aid 14 2% $44,332 $3,167
Federal student loans 14 2% $44,332 $3,167
Other student loans Implied zero 0% Implied zero Not applicable
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 3,149 26% $8,498,632 $2,699
Pell grants 1,735 14% $6,214,003 $3,582
Federal student loans 197 2% $752,414 $3,819


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $8,074 $10,231 $10,458
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $6,564 $8,252 $8,881
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


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Fall 2011
Total enrollment 10,952
Undergraduate enrollment 10,952
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,059
Graduate enrollment 0

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 26 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


Baseball 32-
Basketball 16-
Football 65-
Soccer 3519
Softball -14
Swimming 2316
Track and Field, Outdoor 145
Volleyball -10
Water Polo 2111


Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges01/01/1966 Accredited


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Illegal weapons possession100
Drug law violations73 1
Liquor law violations001
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
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Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 110
Aggravated assault 222
Burglary 238
Motor vehicle theft 401
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate10.8%
Number in default9
Number in repayment83

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00133800

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAward of less than 1 academic year Associate's degree Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
Architectural Technology/Technician-13-
Landscape Architecture12--
Category total133-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-15--
Category total-15--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping10---
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General3---
Business Administration and Management, General1130--
Business/Commerce, General30---
Office Management and Supervision4---
Category total5830--
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects14--
Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant1---
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design2---
Category total44--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-42--
Category total-42--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General-1--
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design-3--
Category total-4--
Engineering Colleges
Category total-2--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General3---
Category total3---
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General-7--
Category total-7--
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Apparel and Textile Manufacture-1--
Child Care Provider/Assistant1110--
Category total1111--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
French Language and Literature-1--
Spanish Language and Literature-1--
Category total-2--
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage2---
Medical/Clinical Assistant13816-
Category total15816-
History Colleges
History, General-4--
Category total-4--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Police Science-27--
Category total-27--
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Court Reporting/Court Reporter17--4
Legal Assistant/Paralegal-12-21
Category total1712-25
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Humanities/Humanistic Studies-52--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-216--
Category total-268--
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General-6--
Category total-6--
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Biological and Physical Sciences-31--
Category total-31--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General32--
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General-4-5
Category total36-5
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General-2--
Physics, General-5--
Category total-7--
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General-7--
Category total-7--
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General-1--
Geography, Other1---
Social Sciences, General-2--
Category total111--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Cinematography and Film/Video Production-1--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-1--
Fashion/Apparel Design-45-
Interior Design-9-9
Music, General-5--
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology-1--
Visual and Performing Arts, General-4--
Category total32759
Grand total1165342439